Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76.
Protesting mandatory hijab has reportedly spread to other large cities in Iran. Several women in Mashhad, the holy Shi’ite city, and in Esfahan and Shiraz have followed the footsteps of a woman who has become the symbol of resistance against Iran’s strict dress code.
With one of the world's smallest populations in an isolated location, Niue relies heavily on NZ aid to combat a "brain drain". The island nation's premier Toke Talagi has a dream of achieving self-sufficiency within 5 to 10 years. During a visit by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Niue.
Xi Jinping seems to have total control in China—and may keep it for a very long time. China’s Communist Party announced a proposal to abolish term limits for its highest office. News seemed to confirm what many have long suspected: Xi Jinping, the country’s leader, wants to be president for life.
Rome sees snow for the first time in six years while other cities also have freezing weather. Freezing conditions created weird ice formations near Lake Geneva. Snow has also fallen across parts of Germany, France, Sweden and Austria.
It has been over five years since it last happened, but Roger Federer is back at world No.1 after reaching the Rotterdam Open semis. The Swiss maestro earlier this month confirmed that he had accepted a wild card to the tournament, which he has won twice.